We have a new look on the web, thanks to support from the municipality’s community Grant Program and the District Capital Fund (Councillor Tim Outhit). We hope you enjoy exploring our new site, developed by David Lewis, Union:Design+code and illustrated with many new images by photographer Dave Reyno. Bookmark us and visit often!
More than three hundred guests from the metro area and other Nova Scotia communities visited Scott Manor House for the Olde Fashioned Christmas Open House on December 1st and 2nd. Fort Sackville Foundation volunteers were pleased to welcome visitors to Bedford’s oldest home, beautifully decorated for the holiday season with burlap bows, evergreen boughs, paper …
Scott Manor House, 15 Fort Sackville Road, Bedford. Saturday, December 1st 10:00 am – 4:30 pm, and Sunday, December 2nd 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm. Free admission, donations appreciated. Enjoy Christmas atmosphere and decorations of Christmases past. Live music, mulled cider, and traditional oatcakes.
Many of the Fort Sackville Press monographs in our collection and other local history resources are easily accessed in the reference section of the Bedford Public Library.
Interested in local history? Manor House Mondays may be for you! On the first and third Mondays from mid-September to May, our community history group meets at Scott Manor House from 9:30am -12 noon, in a friendly atmosphere to research or work on local history projects and our collections. It’s a great way to support …
Content includes: “Art at the Manor;” articles on the Quoits Tournament played at Scott Manor for the Brenton trophy (last awarded in 1923), and volunteer Bernice Hartnett, “Gardener Extraordinaire;” and “A Little Bit of History—Bedford Coat of Arms.“
Content includes: “A Little Bit of History—Quoits;” articles on Dave Selig, our Volunteer of the Year; the April presentation by Commander Gleason about the arctic patrol vessel HMCS Harry DeWolf, the annual Georgian Tea in June, and information on new resources: “The Halifax Explosion—As Told by Evelyn Fox Richardson,” the “Bedford Then & Now Guidebook,” and a computer for improved visitor access to our photo collection.
Content includes: reports on the special Canada 150 summer exhibits telling Bedford’s story since 1867, and other summer program events, for example, Gail Meagher’s Lego display, the Arthur Lismer Art Exhibit with presentations by Peter Dykhuis and Freda Hemeon; and summer music. Articles include “Margaret Embree—An Extraordinary Summer Volunteer;” and “A Little Bit of History” about noteworthy tennis player, Jimmy Butler.
Content includes: articles about the Canada 150 summer program, celebrating 150 years of Bedford history; recognition of volunteer award recipients Ted Sceles and Warren Ervine; items about our new logo, new roof, a grant from 100 Bedford Men Who Care, and Georgian Tea and other events; “A Little Piece of History—Evelyn Richardson, An Award Winning Author” (and her connection to Bedford); and a feature on Group of Seven painter Arthur Lismer and his connection to Bedford.